Nonprofit Spotlight: Appetite for Change

We are thrilled to introduce you to Appetite For Change, one of our amazing nonprofit partners. Learn more about Appetite For Change, the work they do, and support them today! How did your organization get formed and what does it stand for? ​Appetite For Change (AFC) uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change in North Minneapolis. Our organization is community driven, food justice minded and committed to sustainability. Established in 2011, our programs and services are built directly on the needs and interests expressed by community members at our first shared meal events. Early dialogues around the table […]

Thank you for joining the 31 Days of Giving challenge!

In June, hundreds of you have donated over $16,000 to more than 350 nonprofits. WOW! It was an amazing month of giving and our team can’t thank you enough for joining the 31 Days of Giving challenge. We have been so inspired by all of the videos our giving heroes shared throughout the month of giving. Hearing why people give, why they support their favorite nonprofits and the impact each individual can make has always been one of our favorite parts at DoTopia. After all, that is why we were created.           A major thank you […]

Nonprofit Spotlight | The Birthday Party Project

Nothing brings us more joy then highlighting the amazing work nonprofits do. This week, we are partnering with The Birthday Party Project. The Birthday Party Project’s mission is to bring JOY to homeless children through the Magic of Birthdays. With the help of birthday enthusiasts (volunteers), they host larger than life birthday parties for kids staying at homeless and transitional living facilities. Every month, birthday enthusiasts gather to celebrate all the kids that have a birthday that month, and invite all residents of the shelter to participate in the party! The Birthday Party Project believes that JOY changes lives, and a […]

Make 2018 the Year of Giving – Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws

We loved partnering with Deepak Chopra on this post and now for our #31DaysofGiving. Join our giving movement today and help us make the world a better place. (originally posted on January 8th, 2018) There’s nothing like the month of January to encourage us to reflect on what matters in life and the changes we want to make this year.  For those of us in the North, we are in the heart of winter and anxiously awaiting the first sign of spring. This is the time for us to hunker down, set some goals and plot out the next 11 months. […]

Engage for Good 2018

This was DoTopia’s second time attending Engage for Good in Chicago.  Topics this year ranged from Gun Violence, Disaster Relief, Empowerment, Impact Reporting, Cause Marketing (…obviously), Technology, and more.  Some of the themes that jumped out across many of the sessions were the need for brands to be authentic in their social good programs, the power of using technology to do good and the shared value cause marketing creates for corporations.  DoTopia was grateful to be a part of the discussions and it is very fun to meet so many of the nonprofit partners that individuals support on our platform. […]

Announcing the 31 Days of Giving!

The entire team at DoTopia is thrilled to announce our 31 Days of Giving in partnership with Deepak Chopra and Jiyo! Our team has always turned to Deepak Chopra for inspiration and are incredibly excited to be partnering with him and his wellness platform Jiyo to spread our giving movement. What are the 31 Days of Giving? During the month of June, any individual who signs up for a free personal giving account on our platform will automatically receive $10 to give to a cause. With over 1.6M nonprofits on the DoTopia platform, individuals will be sure to find a […]

The Power of Micro Giving

Individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. nonprofits in 2016.  In addition, the largest source of charitable giving in 2016 came from individuals at $281.86 billion, or 72% of total giving; followed by foundations ($58.28 billion/15%), bequests ($30.36 billion/8%), and corporations ($18.55 billion/5%).  It’s safe to say there is a lot of power in giving. We often talk about the power of the individual and you can’t ignore those numbers. While difficult to believe at times, each of us has the power and ability to make a difference. We get it, it’s easy to think […]

Ten Speakers You Should Know Before the Engage for Good Conference

The Engage for Good Conference is coming to Chicago May 23rd and 24th and DoTopia is thrilled to be a part of it once again. For those of you new to Engage for Good, its purpose is to work at the intersection of cause and commerce. Engage for Good provides brands and nonprofits the practical information and connections they need to succeed. A lovely and actionable goal. Originally founded as The Cause Marketing Forum in 2002, CEO David Hessekiel, does an impeccable job keeping the organization relevant by engaging leading corporations and nonprofits alike. Most recently, The Cause Marketing Forum […]

Pure Capitalism to the B Corp

We recently caught up with Russ Stoddard, CEO & Founder of Oliver Russell, a certified B Corporation that helps purpose-driven companies create stronger brands, increase market share, and build communities of fans, followers, and advocates. Definitely a crush-worthy company mission. Even a glance at Oliver Russell’s people will put a smile on your face. The purpose-driven agency has been around since 1991, consistent with the inception of cause marketing. Yet Russ (aka: the magnet for good) has been doing this “social good” thing for far longer, 30 years to be exact. He has experienced all parts of the equation through […]

Gen Z is Here

You’ve heard us speak to the changing workforce dynamic… almost on a weekly basis. This spring, Gen Z will be graduating from college and entering the workforce. Are you ready? Here is a repost a favorite blog post of ours highlighting David and Jonah Stillman of Gen Z @ Work. Meet David and Jonah Stillman, co-authors of Gen Z @ Work. For nearly 20 years, David has been enamored with generations, their impact on the workplace and sharing his expertise with world renowned companies. For 17 years, Jonah has been living the Gen Z life, sharing his insights with various companies […]

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